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Established in 1971, the Shambhala Meditation Center of New York is part of an international community of urban meditation and rural retreat centers founded by Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche and led by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche. Our center, located in Manhattan’s Chelsea district, offers daily public meditation, a core curriculum of Buddhist and Shambhala teachings, as well as training in advanced contemplative practices. We invite you to explore our diverse programs designed to help New Yorkers of all traditions discover their inherent clarity, gentleness and humor.

Featured Programs

Mindful Parenting in an Age of Self-Importance Workshop

with Polly Young-Eisendrath

October 25th

How can we parent so that our children grow up to be compassionate, confident, and wise citizens who can share with others and speak for themselves without arrogance or aggression? Continue »

When All You Want Is Taken Away: A Personal Love Story of Discovery Through Loss

with Polly Young-Eisendrath

October 25th

Acclaimed author, psychotherapist and TED Conference speaker Polly Young-Eisendrath offers a new perspective on how to maintain engaged, reciprocal relationships with a partner, parent, child, or friend, under any and all circumstances. Continue »

(Nov) Contentment In Everyday Life: Entering the Path

with Elizabeth Reid & John Sennhauser

November 6th—December 18th

A further introduction and deepening of meditation practice, with an emphasis on how difficult emotions and the challenges of life can be met with some degree of gentleness, steadiness, and humor. Continue »

Articles & Podcast

  • Meditation In the City Podcast

    Communication – Podcast Episode No. 54

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    Susan Piver discusses communication, and how meditation helps us better tune into not just what we say, but how we say it, in this episode of the podcast. Meditation In The City is the Shambhala Meditation Center of New York’s very own podcast! Subscribe to us on iTunes here. Or listen to us on Stitcher. Practice communicating with your friends … Continue 

  • Meditation In the City

    Fear is Your Best Frenemy – Podcast Episode No. 53

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    Shastri Ethan Nichtern discusses mindfulness as a way to make friends with our fear. What is it like to put our fearful assumptions to the test in the present moment? Meditation In The City is the Shambhala Meditation Center of New York’s very own podcast! Subscribe to us on iTunes here. Or listen to us on Stitcher. Don’t be … Continue 

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    A Conversation with Film Maker and Buddhist Teacher John Ankele – Podcast Episode No. 52

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    Documentary filmmaker and senior Shambhala Buddhist teacher John Ankele joins our podcast host for a conversation about meditation, spirituality, activism, filmmaking… and few more surprises along the way. The NY Shambhala Center will be hosting a screening of John’s latest documentary, The Wisdom to Survive: Climate Change, Capitalism & Community on Friday evening, November 14th. Click … Continue